ERIC Number: ED248633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Needs of Youth from a Corrections Viewpoint.
Coffey, Osa D.
Issues in the correctional education of handicapped children are addressed and reasons for lack of full compliance with P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, are examined. It is suggested that it is unreasonable to expect corrections to provide highly specialized education and other rehabilitation services, due to such problems as shortage of trained staff, high turnover of population, and difficuly in finding and involving parents. Several approaches are listed whereby special educators can help solve the problems, including educating correctional administrators to understand the law and its implications and becoming expert witnesses in court. The necessity of promoting cooperation between correctional and special educators is emphasized. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Paper presented at the Minnesota Conference on Programming for the Developmental Needs of Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders (Minneapolis, MN, Fall, 1982). Contained in EC 170 401.